What is a Haiku?

Haikus are short poems that use sensory language to typically describe a feeling, season, or place. Originally developed by Japanese poets, they are very simple to write. A haiku is a total of 3 lines and 17 syllables: 5 in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 again in the third. [Haiku is pronounced Hi-koo].

Winter Haiku

I wake, reluctant;
Too cold to get out of bed
But I need to pee